Community Project Funding Requests

Rep. Mark Takano has submitted funding requests for important community projects in California’s 41st District to the House Appropriations Committee.

Under guidelines issued by the Appropriations Committee, each Representative may request funding for up to 10 projects in their community for fiscal year 2022 – although only a handful may actually be funded. Projects are restricted to a limited number of federal funding streams, and only state and local governments and eligible non-profit entities are permitted to receive funding. Additional information on the reforms governing Community Project Funding is available here.

In compliance with House Rules and Committee requirements, Rep. Mark Takano has certified that he and his immediate family have no financial interest in any of the projects he has requested.

MEMBER-DESIGNATED TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS

The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) plans to advance surface transportation authorization legislation later this spring, building on H.R. 2, the Moving Forward Act, from the 116th Congress. Chairman Peter DeFazio announced that the T&I Committee will formally accept requests for projects from House Members.

The T&I Committee process for considering member projects is separate and distinct from the House Committee on Appropriations’ process for considering Community Project Funding requests. Projects funded through the surface transportation authorization will be funded directly from the Highway Trust Fund, and they do not require a separate or subsequent appropriation.

All requests submitted by Rep. Mark Takano to the T&I Committee are posted below. Members will be required to certify that neither they nor their immediate family have a financial interest in the requests made.

PROJECT 1: Interstate 15 Northern Extension (I-15) NEXT

Project Sponsor:

Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC), in partnership with the San Bernardino Transportation Authority (SBCTA)

Project Location:

I-15 from Cantu-Galleano Ranch Road to the Riverside-San Bernardino County Line, located in the Cities of Jurupa Valley and Eastvale, California 91752, in CA-41 and CA-42.

Requested Amount:

$20 million

PROJECT 2: Moreno Valley/March Field Station Improvements

Project Sponsor:

Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC), in partnership with Metrolink

Project Location:

Moreno Valley / March Field Metrolink Station, 14160 Meridian Pkwy, Riverside, CA 92518

Requested Amount:

$3 million

PROJECT 3: Riverside Transit Agency Hydrogen Fueling Station

Project Sponsor:

Riverside Transit Agency

Project Location:

RTA Headquarters, 1825 Third Street, Riverside, CA 92507

Requested Amount:

$4,480,622

COMMUNITY PROJECT FUNDING REQUESTS:

These projects are listed in alphabetical order.

Project 1:

Subcommittee:

Financial Services and General Government

Project Name:

Inland SoCal Works: An Employment Emergency Early Warning System

Recipient:

Inland Southern California United Way

Address:

1835 Chicago Avenue, Suite B, Riverside, CA 92507

Project Description:

The funding would be used for dashboard development, staffing additions, equipment and capital expenditures, and marketing and administrative costs to support a pilot of the Inland SoCal Works Employment Emergency Early Warning System. Using proprietary 2-1-1 data sets, Inland Southern California 211+ will be able to predict demographic groups, industries, and areas in cities and districts where residents are most at-risk of unemployment disaster.

Amount:

$1 million

Signed Disclosure Letter:

Inland SoCal Works: 211 Employment Emergency Early Warning System

Project 2:

Subcommittee:

Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies

Project Name:

Kelvar and Wolfskill Acquisition Project

Recipient:

Western Riverside County Regional Conservation Authority (RCA)

Address:

4080 Lemon Street, Third Floor, Riverside, CA 92501

Project Description:

The Western Riverside County Regional Conservation Authority (RCA) requests funding for the Kelvar and Wolfskill Acquisition Project to acquire six parcels of land within CD 41 and the Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan (MSHCP) area for purposes of habitat conservation. The parcels were presented to RCA by The Conservation Fund as an opportunity for acquisition. The Kelvar and Wolfskill properties include 745 acres located in the Badlands of unincorporated Riverside County, adjacent to Bureau of Land Management (BLM) land conserved between State Route 60 and the intersection of Gilman Springs Road and Alessandro Boulevard.

Amount:

$3 million

Signed Disclosure Letter:

Kelvar and Wolfskill Acquisition Project

Project 3:

Subcommittee:

Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies

Project Name:

Mead Valley Water Booster Station Replacement Project

Recipient:

Eastern Municipal Water District

Address:

2270 Trumble Road, Perris, CA 92570

Project Description:

The Mead Valley Water Booster Station is located approximately 1,400 feet west of the intersection of Decker Road and Cajalco Road in the City of Perris and conveys water supply from the Cajalco Pressure Zone to the Mead Valley Pressure Zone. The facility, constructed in 1964, is nearing the end of its useful life. This project aims to replace the Mead Valley Water Booster station as it nears the end of its useful life. Mead Valley is a traditionally underserved community in CA-41 and Riverside County, and is in need of reliable access to clean drinking water.

Amount:

$1 million

Signed Disclosure Letter:

Mead Valley Water Booster Replacement Project

Project 4:

Subcommittee:

Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies

Project Name:

Downtown Perris Skills Training and Job Placement Center

Recipient:

City of Perris

Address:

101 N. D Street, Perris, CA 92570

Project Description:

The Downtown Perris Skills Training and Job Placement Center is an ongoing project that will develop the workforce needed to support a robust economy in the region. Specific features of the project that will enhance future economic resiliency include building the infrastructure needed to provide the necessary platform for local workforce development. By providing local manufacturing companies immediate access to local skilled workforce, these manufacturing companies will be less dependent on distant neighboring workforce.  Project funds will be used for furniture, equipment, and the administrative cost for program development, oversight, and facilitation of Skills Center operations.

Amount:

$1 million

Signed Disclosure Letter:

Downtown Perris Skills Training and Job Placement Center

Project 5:

Subcommittee:

Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies

Project Name:

Inland Empire Technical Trade Center

Recipient:

Riverside Community College District

Address:

3801 Market Street, Riverside, CA 92501

Project Description:

The Riverside Community College District (RCCD) plans to establish the Inland Empire Technical Trade Center (IETTC). IETTC is a response to the urgent need for good jobs for the region’s residents, diversification of the regional economy, and for a locally available educated and skilled workforce for the region’s current and future employers. Project funding would be used to develop comprehensive educational and facilities master plans and to develop the project’s infrastructure plan.

Amount:

$1.5 million

Signed Disclosure Letter:

Technical Trade Center

Project 6:   

Subcommittee:

Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies

Project Name:

Integrated Solutions for Youth Recovery and Resiliency

Recipient:

Parkview Legacy Foundation

Address:

5945 Brocton Avenue, Suite B, Riverside, CA 92506

Project Description:

The Project combines three best practice models to intervene in youth mental, emotional, and behavioral health crisis, help them recover from those crisis as well as the effects of violence and drug abuse in their lives, prevent recidivism, and empower them with the clinical, socio-emotional, socio-economic, and social-cognitive supports required for whole, healthy, and productive lives outside of the cycles of generational poverty and in the wake of impacts exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Amount:

$625,880

Signed Disclosure Letter:

Integrated Solutions for Youth Recovery and Resiliency

Project 7:

Subcommittee:

Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies

Project Name:

Path of Life Ministries (POLM) Employment Pipeline

Recipient:

Path of Life Ministries

Address:

1240 Palmyrita Avenue, Suite A, Riverside, CA 92507

Project Description:

POLM's objectives with funding support from this grant and other pending partners are as follows: (1) Establish 3 new community partnerships through participant volunteerism and, in turn, integrate the participants into the community; (2) Establish at least 2 new employment partnerships and, in turn, employment placement opportunities for qualified participants; (3) Recruit and train at least 4 new mentors to provide 1-1 employment support; (4) Reach program enrollment and achievement goals. Ensure that at least 20 participants are placed into permanent employment with a community partner and/or other employment opportunity, and ensure that at least 20% of participants with the most substantial barriers, and therefore the most difficult to employ, retain employment for six months; (5) Implement program evaluation and an organizational learning process to make adjustments to the employment pipeline as deemed beneficial; and (6) Place ten individuals into permanent housing countrywide from POLM’s housing program and employment program with move in and utility support, plus diversion support from shelter care (bus tickets home, mediation/reunification with family/friends, flexible financial assistance and reconnecting as necessary with mainstream services.

Amount:

$250,000

Signed Disclosure Letter:

Path of Life Ministries Employment Pipeline

Project 8:

Subcommittee:

Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies

Project Name:

Riverside County Early Learning and Literacy Project (R-CELLP)

Recipient:

Riverside County Office of Education

Address:

4101 Almond Street, Riverside, CA 92502

Project Description:

Funding would be used to build early language, close gaps in cognitive, emotional, and social development, and improve school readiness by building the capacity of preschool teachers and early learning providers.

Amount:

$1 million

Signed Disclosure Letter:

RCOE Early Learning and Literacy Project

Project 9:

Subcommittee:

Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies

Project Name:

Child Care Expansion Project

Recipient:

Consortium for Early Learning Services

Address:

21250 Box Springs Road, Suite 113, Moreno Valley, CA 92557

Project Description:

The funding would be used to help cover the costs associated with licensing requirements, purchase of materials necessary, and increase the capacity of 14 existing family child care homes (FCCHs) from small (8 children) to large (14 children). $50,000.00 of federal Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) funding for program year 2020-2021 has been previously awarded for a similar project through the Riverside County Community Action Partnership organization to expand 7 licensed family child care homes (FCCH) from a capacity of 8 children to a capacity of 14 children. The expanded capacity would enable more working parents to have access to child care services in their community. This will increase the availability of child care by 42 spaces.  The Child Care Expansion Project funded by the Community Funding Project will: (1) Increase the number of available child care spaces in District 41 by 196; thereby providing families in the workforce, including essential workers, more options for care; (2) Provide care during non-traditional work hours which is needed by essential personnel, and the workforce who are employed beyond the Monday thru Friday standard work week; (3) Enable providers, who are typically women, to be able to grow their businesses and create new jobs; (4) Keep earned revenue within the District because families are able to secure child care within their community; (5) Make available to the child care providers in District 41 the financial support to purchase what is required for licensure and the fees involved with obtaining a Community Care Licensing license as well as assistance to navigate the process; and (6) Begin to address the deficit of available child care in District 41.

Amount:

$175,000

Signed Disclosure Letter:

Consortium of Early Learning Services Child Care Expansion

Project 10:

Subcommittee:

Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies

Project Name:

University of California, Riverside (UCR) - Opportunities to Advance Sustainability, Innovation, and Social inclusion (OASIS) Clean Technology Park

Recipient:

University of California – Riverside

Address:

900 University Ave, Riverside, CA 92521

Project Description:

UC Riverside is seeking $1.5 million from the Community Funding Project which will leverage efforts to secure seed money toward the total cost of the OASIS Clean Technology  Park, estimated at approximately $200 million.   The funding would be used for site planning and workforce development training for the development of the OASIS Clean Technology Park. The OASIS Clean Technology Park will be a nexus for climate change and air quality research and innovation. The Clean Technology Park will include an atmospheric chamber facility, motor vehicle testing facilities, communications and data systems facilities, material science engineering laboratories, and smart city energy and infrastructure testing facilities.  UCR will use the fund requested in the following way: $1,000,000 for Site Planning and $500,000 for Workforce Development Training. The $500,000 will be used to create a workforce training program to fulfill the needs induced by technological changes with multiple exit points at the high school to college level. A main goal of the program is to create regional resiliency through social mobility and equitable advancements for all residents.  UC Riverside has acquired an initial investment of $250,000 to conduct a preliminary feasibility study as part of the initial site planning for the creation of the park which is currently underway.

Amount:

$1.5 million

Signed Disclosure Letter:

University of California, Riverside (UCR) – Opportunities to Advance Sustainability, Innovation, and Social Inclusion (OASIS) Clean Technology Park